GASTONIA – John Alexander Hawkins, 77, passed away May 23, 2014 at his residence.
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He was native of Gaston County, born Nov. 18, 1936, to the late Vernon and Ruth McCall Hawkins.
John was an avid golfer and love to garden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by wife of 54 years, Nadine Gaddis Hawkins, son Jeffrey Dale Hawkins and wife Dar-lene, daughter Susan Hawkins Prescott and husband Patrick, brothers Biven Eugene Hawkins and Robert Leslie Hawkins, grandchildren Alex and Alan Prescott and stepgrand daughter Cerissa Roberts.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Criswell officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery "A Quiet" Place in Belmont.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia, NC 28053.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 25, 2014